School News

POCSO Workshop
In order to ensure safety of students and create awareness about sexual assault and sexual harassment, Himalaya Public Sr. Sec. School, organised an awareness workshop on ‘Protection of Children from Sexual offences on November 11, 2021. Resource person was Justice Harjeet Singh Jaspal. He was awarded as best DLSA secretary by DELHI STATE LEGAL SERVICES AUTHORITY IN 2020. He spoke in detail about the prevalence of child abuse in our society and emphasised on the significance of identifying symptoms that might be the cause of behavioural changes in students (regarding mental or physical abuse within the realms of society). He reiterated the importance of the role played by educators in the safety and security of children. The teachers were also made aware about the various actions of sexual harassment that are often overlooked and the workshop also provided information to all the teachers such as how to deal with various themes of sexuality; preventive steps to be undertaken; identifying signs of abuse and the relevance of POCSO. The students were being sensitised to remain alert about the menace and to freely report to parents and teachers in the event of a problem. Our HOS ma’am Madam Aruna Sivaraj stressed that schools need to play a proactive role and teachers need to take the lead, in connecting with their children in order to make it work.